Archive for the ‘Live to the Max’ Category

Saturday, January 14th 2017

What Do You Need Help With?

REMINDER - the new blog and podcast being built as we speak is going to be "Co-Ed"... for Women and Men...

The interest and demand from both sides has been high - so onward we all go! Here's a glimpse of the new website logo (once the podcast logo is ready I'll share that too :-) NewJOEYATLAS600x140

2 VERY Important Questions for YOU:

1 - What are the top 3 topics you would like to see covered on the new blog and in the podcast (use your imagination here - you don't have to keep it only focused on exercise and nutrition - think more broadly, in terms of overall wellness, longevity, etc...) 2 - What benefits would you like to get out of the new website, blog and most importantly, the podcast show? In other words - what would help you the most?.. what goals would you like to achieve as you look toward your future? What goals have you NOT reached yet, that you need help with? Again feel free to think broadly here.. in 'life' terms, not just "fitness" focused... Please write your answers below. I'm heading out the door for a bike ride and a food shop - so I'll be checking later to reply and be back in touch with you, etc..

The more details you share the better I'll be able to help you.

Looking forward to your answers :-) - Joey
Tuesday, December 27th 2016

What Do YOU Want In 2017 and Beyond

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The road to fitness, vibrant longevity and optimal wellness is a lifelong journey. It's a way of living, fueled and supported by a healthy & sound mindset." -- Joey Atlas ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Those who come to 'truly understand' that quote have the raw material to discover personal success (the 'journey' itself)...

And keep this in mind; The 'journey' happens no matter what.

The only difference is you can be on the journey passively, i.e. - the journey takes you where it wishes. OR you can be the captain of your own journey (which is MUCH more rewarding and fulfilling.) I won't get too deep today, I just wanted to shed a little bit of light on the new, bigger, bolder and better direction we are going in, in 2017 and beyond...

But I Do Need YOUR Help (after all, what I'm doing is for you).

In the box below, please let me know 2 things: 1 - Something VERY specific that you would like me to address, talk about, shed some wisdom on. This can be ANYTHING, even if it falls outside fitness and nutrition. I dare you to challenge me :-) 2 - Something a bit broader, more general in nature. This can be anything as well. Open up your imagination - I'd love to hear what is in there. Ok - the box below is ALL YOURS... Your Trainer for Life - Joey Atlas PS - here's a shot from last night's training session (shoulders and stretching)
[caption id="attachment_2092" align="alignnone" width="293"]Genius Home Gym Genius Home Gym[/caption]
Wednesday, December 21st 2016

The Time Has Come for Me to Move On

The time has come for me to move on… Not to disappear but actually to step up to a bigger stage, a bigger role that is calling me, a bigger need this universe needs filled, by a specific person (me)… A few things are happening “behind the scenes” right now, as you read this - and as things unfold I’ll share more and more, so you don’t miss anything - and are aware of new ways that I’ll be able to help you - and other people/organizations you’re connected to. A new website property is in the works - and will represent this new realm I’m stepping up to. It will serve as the foundation of my bigger vision and will be the home of where I blog, podcast and video-blog - to bring more helpful examples, highlights and suggestions to you - and the world. As is naturally happening in my face-to-face, ‘real world’... My conversations, interactions and invites are transcending the areas of simple fitness and nutrition - and are being elevated to the broader scope of “living well” by way of a sound mindset and daily management of “the mental game” of life… That is the root of any and all personal success - no matter the topic area - and it happens to be the focal point of how I guide people toward better holistic fitness. Make no mistake, I’m not posing as a “master” or “guru” - but rather, I am someone consciously traveling the path to the best of my abilities, while still facing the daily challenges of life in our modern, “busy” world… THAT is what is needed.. not a "guru" - but a realistic role model. I will continue sharing all that I can, to help YOU on your journey as well… And I believe you'll appreciate what "is coming next"... The last few years have been an extraordinary journey of success, validation and profound affirmation… In addition to helping tens of thousands of people all over the world, via my websites, online videos, books and DVDs - I’ve also put the time, energy and effort into opening the first SCULPTAFIT Studio, in Saint Johns Florida… With a powerful and capable Team helping me manage and grow the local SCULPTAFIT Studio, I am blessed with the opportunity, flexibility and capability to connect with other individuals and companies around the world to make a greater positive impact on larger scale - bringing a unique approach, and solutions to enhance health, fitness and productivity to those who value these benefits and know they are needed... My unique methods and mindset angles have resonated with people in positions to help positively impact many others in their own organizations and companies - and through this dynamic, I’ve been asked many times over the last few years to consider direct speaking and consulting assignments to get this “real world” message of effective, sustainable fitness for optimal living out into the populations that need it the most… Since the positive forces of the universe are asking me to aim higher and rise to a level that delivers a more profound impact on the world through organizations, corporations, and individuals - it is time for me to step up to that responsibility... I realize it is an innate gift inside me and I’m the one who is supposed to bring it to those who need it. I share all this with you for two key reasons: 1 - to keep you tuned-in to what I’m doing so you can consider how I might be able to help you or any organization you are connected with... 2 - to INSPIRE YOU to rise to your higher calling, your dormant potential, your “reason for existence”… That #2 can take many forms as your life is your own unique situation - and your current place can be anywhere on your “personal timeline”… But one thing is for sure. You have not reached your destination - and your life, NO LIFE, is supposed to be static… Life is all about evolution, growth, progress and healthy change… (Remember, the tagline of this old blog has always been "Live to the Max" :-) ) See, I’ve been playing it “small” for the last few years… and it's time to change that now. Sure I’ve taken the bigger steps to open the first SCULPTAFIT Studio - but on a personal level - there is more, A LOT MORE, I know I can bring into the world - to make an even stronger and more meaningful impact on society as a whole… I look around every day and it is clear that I’m needed in a bigger way… People are on autopilot, “asleep at the wheel”, drifting in a daze that they don’t even know they’re drifting in… Most people are living in a matrix (some call it “modern day society”) - a subtle but life-sucking matrix designed to keep them unhappy, yet addictively seeking daily happiness through unhealthy foods, sugar drinks, mind-killing “news and entertainment”, retail therapy, and a few other things we’ll talk about later… So instead of just helping people “get into better shape by doing these types of exercises and eating this type of food”… I’m going to be helping by addressing the bigger paradigm, of “how should I think?” instead of “what should I do?” In short that is where this is all leading. So… Over the next few weeks I’ll be opening up more dialogue on this - and looking forward to hearing from you as well. The more I share - the more this will all make perfect sense to you... As a matter of fact if any thoughts, comments or questions are stirring in you right now, I’d love to hear them. So please share your thoughts, comments or questions in the box below. I'd love to hear from you :-) I look forward to hearing from you,... (possibly moving away from the "Trainer for Life" label - maybe you can help me come up with the next label as I step up to the bigger stage.) Thanks for reading - thanks for being here... - Joey Atlas
Wednesday, December 21st 2016

May I Interview You?

If you read yesterday's email I sent out, then you know that I'm moving on to bigger and more impactful things...
[caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignnone" width="259"]Moving Onward and Upward - You Coming Along?? Moving Onward and Upward - You Coming Along??[/caption]
That means I'm going to be leaving this blog, and its narrow focus, behind... And I'm building something more progressive, more appropriate, more expansive, more inclusive... MORE HELPFUL.

And it's quite possible I may want to interview you for my podcast show in 2017

[ To put this all into context, if you missed my last email ("I'm moving on, here's my farewell letter...") I've copied it as a blog post here ]

So here's where you might come in (or maybe someone you know)...

The new project/website (which should be ready by February) is going to be home base for my ["name to be determined"] Podcast (in addition to a few other key components)... The podcast section will offer various types of audio content, one of these being inspirational stories & examples of fitness/health success. (plus MUCH more) And if you believe you fit this category, and have a story that will inspire others - then here's what you do...
[caption id="attachment_2081" align="alignnone" width="278"]"Post Your Thoughts In the Box Below" "Post Your Thoughts In the Box Below"[/caption]
1 - Post a good summary of your success story in the comment box below. 2 - Be sure to include your email in the 'email' box (it won't be public, only I and my support team will see it.) 3 - Check back for my comments or questions under your post later today, this evening, or in the morning.
Saturday, September 17th 2016

Latest Fitness Updates from AtlasVille (Photos Included)

First and foremost I want to share a recent photo taken between sessions at the SCULPTAFIT Studio

My Coaching Team has special orders (from me) to only allow me in the Studio "in small doses"... so when I do get in there, we have some fun.
sculptafit-studio-candid-coaches-clients-and-joey-2 SCULPTAFIT Coaches, Clients and Creator
Just to help put that photo into perspective - here's a "Before" photo of the Studio space from about 8 months ago:
sculptafit-studio-before-photo
If the photos above spark any questions, thoughts or comments, please scroll down to the comment box and write me there - you know I love hearing from you :-)

Next up: Recalls, Warnings and an Informative "Gluten-Free" Document

1 - You may have seen the NutriMost Fat Loss ads in your local sales flyers and coupon magazines - or maybe even walked by one in your local strip mall... WARNING - Stay Clear of the Scam. Here's why: A Skeptical Look at the NutriMost Fat Loss System [caption id="attachment_1893" align="alignnone" width="140"]BEWARE BEWARE the SCAM[/caption] 2 - The Gluten-Free Diet: Recognizing Fact, Fiction, and Fad http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(16)30062-2/pdf 3 - Expanded Recall of Ground Tumeric Powder Due to Elevated Lead Levels I've mentioned my inclusion of Turmeric in my daily diet a little ways back. I do this 2 ways. One is by adding top quality turmeric powder to salads, and veggies. The other is by high quality supplementation. The links above show you several food grade powder brands that have been recalled. Good to see if you also have added Turmeric to your daily nutrition plan. 4 - DEA Announces Intent to Schedule Kratom https://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2016/hq083016.shtml The DEA is aware of 15 kratom-related deaths between 2014 and 2016. 5 - Smart Lipo product contains undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2016/ucm515915.htm Sibutramine, the active ingredient in the obesity drug Meridia, was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 because it can substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some individuals, and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This drug may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking. Desmethylsiburamine is similar to sibutramine.
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